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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brightly

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb Bright"ly
  1. Brilliantly; splendidly; with luster; as, brightly shining armor.
  2. With lively intelligence; intelligently."Looking brightly into the mother's face." [Hawthorne.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. With brightness

bright +‎ -ly

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brightly

Dale Brightly is a sports team member for the Billericay Town F.C.


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Popularity of Brightly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brightly U.S.
  White 73.64% 64.26%
  African American 18.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brightly

People with the last name Brightly are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Brightly

  • How Popular is the name Brightly? Brightly is the 63,851st most popular name of all time. As a last name Brightly was the 74,826th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brightly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18 babies born with the first name Brightly in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brightly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2015 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Brightly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brightly was in 2015 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Brightly: Your name in reverse order is Ylthgirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lgyrbiht. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brightly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 258 people with the last name Brightly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brightly? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brightly as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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